16 August is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years). There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1993: Harry spends his days exploring Diagon Alley.
- 1997: Harry, Ron and Hermione monitor the entrance to the Ministry of Magic
Behind the scenes
- 1987: Elliot Francis, the actor who plays a Sixth year Slug Club member in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is born.
- 1991: Evanna Lynch, who plays the trio's friend Luna Lovegood, is born.